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The Ultimate James Bond List – Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

By Ross Joseph
Ross continues his Ultimate Lists for the James Bond franchise. Ross’s review of Diamonds are Forever is over here. Warning: it’s a little ranty.
007 – Each time the Bond theme song is heard
  1. Opening gun barrel sequence
  2. Interrogating Marie
  3. Driving off in Peter Franks car
  4. Speaking with Blofeld on the phone and meeting Bambi and Thumper
  5. Arriving at the oil platform
You Know My Name – Bond, James Bond count. When it is said by Bond himself
  1. When introducing himself to Marie
Felix Leiter –  If James Bond smokes on screen
  • none.
Nobody Does It Better – Whenever Bond beds a woman, implied of course
  1. Tiffany Case in his hotel room
  2. Tiffany in the Whyte house hotel
Shaken, Not Stirred – All alcoholic beverages Bond consumes
  1. Sherry with M and Sir Donald
  2. Unknown beverage at Tiffany’s apartment
  3. Mounton Rothschild ‘55
Licence To Kill – Every kill caused by Bond himself directly
  1. Blofeld agent in mud pool
  2. Blofeld double in boiling liquid
  3. Blofeld’s thug with throwing knives
  4. Peter Franks after elevator fight
  5. Blofeld double by shooting a hook shot into his head
  6. Mr Kidd burnt alive and left at sea
  7. Mr Wint thrown overboard and blown up with a bomb
Aston Martin DB5 – Any and all modes of transport Bond travels by
  1. Peter Frank’s car
  2. Hovercraft to Amsterdam
  3. Peter Franks car to meet Tiffany
  4. Aeroplane from Germany airport to California
  5. Funeral Hearse to Slumber Inc. Mortuary
  6. Ford Mustang Mach 1 from airport to petrol station
  7. Van to Tectronics in Las Vegas desert
  8. Moon buggy into the desert
  9. Dirt motorbikes (3 wheels) out of the restricted area
  10. Ford Mustang back to Las Vegas
  11. Mr Wint and Mr Kidd’s car to desert
  12. Felix’s car to save Mr Whyte
  13. Plane to oil platform
  14. Silver inflatable ball on the water
  15. Cruise ship back to England
I Never Joke About My Work – Any gadget Bond uses in the field provided by Q branch
  1. False finger prints
  2. Voice changing machine
I Have A Dinner Jacket – Whenever Bond wears a tuxedo
  1. Cairo Casino (off screen)???
  2. At the Los Vegas Casino
  3. When meeting with Mr. Whyte/Blofeld
  4. On the cruise ship having dinner with Tiffany
For Queen and Country – All locations visited by 007
  1. Japan
  2. Cairo
  3. Francen(?) Marie’s and Blofeld’s double location
  4. England
  5. Germany
  6. California
  7. Baja California (Oil Rig)
Yes, I Know, Don’t Tell Me – Any chase 007 finds himself involved in
  1. Tectronics guards chasing Bond in the restricted area
  2. Police chasing Bond in Las Vegas
Ninja Training – Any team vs team shoot out with each team being greater than 10 members
  1. CIA helicopters vs Blofeld’s men on the oil platform
James Bond will return in Live And Let Die.
Diamonds are forever
Wikipedia has more information on Diamonds are Forever. And this is the James Bond website.
Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


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